Windforce Tires Review: Cheap Chinese Tires Brand

Windforce tires were causing me some concern, and I’ll be honest. Other sub-brands are created somewhere globally and built in a rather obscure plant in Shandong or Zhejiang, but this is one of the lesser-known Chinese brands designed and constructed in China.

Shandong, China’s largest tire manufacturing region, is home to more than 300 tire manufacturers, including Windforce. Even the Chinese government is unsure of the precise number of tire firms, given that the nation is home to much more than 500 tire manufacturers. It’s fascinating, isn’t it?

However, I’m aware that things are bearing a Chinese brand name or being manufactured in China cause you concern. I don’t see why you should feel guilty. Will you, however, put your physical safety, happiness, and security in the hands of an unknown tire company in addition to tires?

This 2017 Provides a quality tire review is aimed at providing an answer to that issue. I’m sure there are benefits to buying a Foreign tire because there will certainly be drawbacks along the road. Other Chinese tire companies, such as Winrun and Lion Sport, have also been tested and found inexpensive while being of excellent quality.

Like with any consumer goods, higher prices typically imply higher and performance. If Michelin and Bridgestone tires are more expensive, it’s not only because of their brand names.

To be sure, low-cost tire options have found a large audience not just in North America but across the world. Premium brand tires are out of reach for many people, just as the new iPhone X is. As I explore the area of Chinese branded tires, I’m hoping to find out whether cheap implies cheery in my 2017 Windforce tire review.

Why Choose Windforce Tires?


When it came to purchasing a new round of rollers, the only options available were high-end tire manufacturers.

Those minimal tires for my Japanese performance car cost a pretty penny while I was in college. Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 or West Lake tires were the options presented to me by the tire vendor. The Bridgestones were twice as expensive as the West Lake tires. Because I was on a tight student budget, I went with the West Lakes, but after driving for less than 30 minutes, I had to return them since the steering column was dragging to the left.

Because they were too broad for my vehicle (225/40/R17), I had to go with the Bridgestones alternative, but not before phoning my folks with some much financial support. The dealer in West Lakes insisted on mounting bigger tires on my car since doing so would give it a more aggressive appearance (I agree). The Bridgestone tires worked well for four years, except for a few small punctures readily repaired.

As the tale illustrates, there is a healthy demand for low-cost tires like Windforce. Four 19-inch Windforce slightly elevated tires cost less than $400 when purchased in bulk. That’s a great deal.


Windforce provides a wide range of tire options for every vehicle, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. Because of this, I was only able to try a few of the company’s more popular products for my review.

Windforce Tires Review 

Windforce Tires Review

Passenger vehicles and compact crossovers benefit from the all-season performance of the Windforce Catchgre GP100. Sizes range from 13 inches up to 16 inches, and it is the Windforce staple’s entry-level tire.

With its four concentric channels and persistent groove blocks on the shoulders, this tire is designed to provide greater all-weather stability, handling precision, and quick steering. It’s also for this reason that the sturdy center ribs and lateral tread blocks have been included.

My vehicle of choice is a 2005 Honda CR-V that’s been well taken care of. It rides on a set of factory-installed 16-inch wheels wrapped in Provides quality Catchgre GP100 tires.

The CR-picky V’s owner is a coworker of a friend who lives in another country of miles and is a nice guy. Because of the cheap cost, he purchased Windforce GP100 tires. Nevertheless, when I was operating the CR-V, I discovered that this tire’s value goes much beyond its low price tag.

Dryland road traction and grip were adequate. It was excellent, and this holds even in the rain. The tires were quiet and comfortable in the city, but as you reach ridiculous speeds, the tires start to make more noise, which is a warning sign for me to raise the gas foot gently.

According to the CR-owner, V’s the tread wear tolerable considering the vehicle’s price. There was some little tread wear on the tires, but nothing major or alarming, so he wasn’t worried.

If you’re strapped for budget, the Provides a quality Catchgre GP100 can be a nice option.

Windforce Catchpower, apart from its ridiculous name, is a high-performance tire made for cars, crossovers, and SUVs. It comes in sizes ranging from 15-inches to 24-inches and is an excellent value for larger jobs.

The Windforce Catchpower has four wide circumferential tire grooves and two lateral grooves for improved traction on slick surfaces. To help with turning and lateral stability at high speeds, the shoulders feature a continuous block pattern. The rib segment’s design was developed to increase and distribute the tire’s road contact area more equally, resulting in improved handling and control.

Using custom 17-inch wheels and Windforce Catchpower tires, I raced a 2014 Nissan Sentra.

Although the ride was smooth and silent, the road noise increased as speed increased on the freeway, comparable to the Windforce GP 100 tires. The tires’ traction and grip were adequate on dry roads, but I found that they became slick when wet, especially at speeds over the average.

Sentra’s wheels and tires came as a package deal from the manufacturer. The tread on the tires has hardly worn down after 3,500 miles of use. On the other hand, the tires were not as new as a daisy but were showing signs of rapid deterioration.

Windforce is promoting the Catchpower as a slightly elevated tire for sports vehicles and quick sedans, but that’s not precisely how I see it.

If you drive your subcompact or tiny car mostly on city streets and have a factory suspension, I see no reason not to get the Windforce Catchpower.

Having a BMW M3 or Cadillac CTS-V is a whole other story.

Nexen Ultra-High-Performance Tires

Nexen Ultra High Performance Tires

The Windforce Performax is a light truck and sport utility vehicle highway terrain tire. This tire may also be used on tiny crossovers because of its low rolling resistance. For contemporary crossovers and sporty SUVs, it comes in diameters ranging from 16 inches to 18 inches.

High-density sipes and a specific rubber composition on the Windforce Performax help your car handle better in wet or dry conditions. This tire contains four circumferential tread grooves with a varied pitch pattern on the treads to improve stability. This helps to decrease road noise while driving at high speeds.

A brand new 2014 Chevrolet Equinox with 17-inch factory wheels and Windforce Performax tires was presented to me. The Equinox’s fineness was further enhanced because the tires were surprisingly smooth and silent on the highway. The tires remained silent and calm as long as you stayed inside the speed limit. Because the tires were able to handle rough concrete expansion joints, the ride was excellent.

There wasn’t enough opportunity for someone like me to examine the tires in the rain, but they had good traction and grip on dry roads as long as you didn’t make any sudden moves or steering inputs when driving at high speeds… I expected that the treadwear would be decent since this is more of a touring tire than anything else, but given the tires had just traveled 3,000 miles, I was surprised.

However, considering the price, the drawbacks are tolerable to me.

It would be nice to extend the guarantee with these tires (and other Windforce tires) to the buyer.

In addition to its low pricing, the Windforce Catchfors A/T promises to be the best only traction and durability shoe on the market. Light vehicles and SUVs that perform a lot of an off trailing, even in the ice and snow, would benefit greatly from this tire.

The joint-free nylon band in the carcass of the Windforce Catchfors A/T increases the strength and longevity. It’s intended to improve grip on any surface, while the open shoulders grooves drain water away from the tread for enhanced wet-weather handling and responsiveness, thanks to the many siped tread block design.

The 3.5-liter V6 engine in my 2013 Ford Explorer will serve as the basis for this review. Windforce Catchfors A/T tires wrap around 18-inch aftermarket off-road wheels smaller than the SUV’s factory size. At highway speeds, the tires were immediately louder.

On city streets, they were also a touch crowded, but dry traction was excellent. The tires on my Ford Explorer handled loose gravel, dirt, and even a little mud with ease.

I’m not sure how long these tires will last in an off-road setting.

Except for the increased tire wear, the Explorer’s owner has had no issues thus far. Eventually, when he returns to city life, he intends to replace the Windofrce Catchfors A/off-road T’s capabilities with a pair of highway terrain tires.

Windforce Mud-Terrain Tires Review

Compared to the standard Catchfors A/T, the Windforce Catchfors M/T is much more aggressive-looking. This is a real off-road mud-terrain tire made for tough conditions. Trucks and SUVs with off-road wheels and tough suspension systems would benefit greatly from this tire.

An aggressive tread pattern and three major zigzag grooves give the Windforce Catchfors excellent traction and grip even while traversing the most difficult off-road terrain. With the open shoulder blocks, you have better grip and handling in tricky and muddy situations while also self-cleaning the tire. The cooperative nylon band design used in the construction of this tire enhances the tire’s overall longevity and strength.

Unfortunately, a vehicle with Windforce Catchfors M/T tires was not available for use in my research. The only thing the tire salesman knows about these tires is their cheap cost. Windforce Catchfors M/T tires in the 16-inch size are available for roughly $750 per pair.


Windforce is a brand about which I have ambivalent sentiments. As far as comfort and performance on dry roads are concerned, the tires were excellent. However, at higher speeds, they were somewhat loud, and the groove wear was only average. These were some of the issues that reviewers had with the 2017 Windforce tires.

There are better tires at the same cheap price, in my perspective. Previously, I said that if you spend most of your time driving throughout the city and don’t have high expectations for your tires, you may accept the risk.

Lance Ulanoff is a renowned tech journalist, commentator, and on-air expert with over 36 years of experience. He has held esteemed positions including Editor in Chief of Lifewire and Mashable, where he delved into the impact of technology on daily life. Lance's expertise has been featured on major news programs globally, and he has made appearances on Fox News, CNBC, and the BBC.